Episode 37: How to keep your writing career moving forward during times of uncertainty with Daryl Wood Gerber

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In my opinion, being a writer is the best gig in the world. I’d also be lying if I said it wasn’t a little bit of a crazy business—one that can be downright disheartening at times. And if you want to learn how to stay in the game, today’s episode is for you.

I met Daryl Wood Gerber back when we were both starting out. We have been friends since the early days and she is one of the people who embodies everything good about the writing industry—helpful, motivating, big-hearted. They are traits that are necessary in the world of publishing, because perseverance, a good attitude and a drive to see your work in the world are the most important things.

Daryl is an actress-turned-novelist and today she writes cozy mysteries, suspense and has even ventured into the world of romance. Her books are delightful, her passion is huge and she truly knows how to turn everything into an opportunity. Our conversation today digs into all areas of writing, the business of writing, and even a little Hollywood.

We talk about:

• That time she was on Murder, She Wrote (yes, really!)

• How to write in multiple genres

• How to strategically approach your writing career and keep going even when it gets tough

• Her tips on working with agents and editors

And so much more. If you need a little inspiration, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Find Daryl at https://darylwoodgerber.com/ or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/

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Her new book, Hope for the Holidays, is here: https://darylwoodgerber.com/books/hope-for-the-holidays/

And stay tuned for some big news coming up soon about a masterclass on mindful mystery writing!

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